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The B-Mode Story You Haven’t Heard - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

It’s a tough time to be a B-mode.<p>B-modes rocketed to fame in March 2014, when a team of scientists working on an experiment called BICEP2 announced …

Are we in the Matrix? Clues suggest our universe is fake, scientists say

As Keanu Reeves might put it – ‘Woah’.<p>Scientists have suggested that we might actually be living in the Matrix – and our entire universe is an …

Behold, a Map of the Theories of Everything

Understanding our quest for a unifying theory—even on an elemental level—would be impressive if there was at least one central concept around which …

6 things about money kids should know before they are 12

When was the last time you did not have to struggle with your daily finance? Everyone does, no matter how much economics andfinancewe have learned in …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Playing mindgames in a neuroscience, art and tech vision of the future

A gaming novice, I approached Brendan Walker’s Oscillate ‘ride’ and Karen Palmer’s Syncself 2 neurogame with trepidation, but came away a convert<p>I’ll put my hands up: I’m not a gamer, and I have never used a virtual reality headset before. It was therefore with some apprehension as well as genuine …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Multiverse or Universe? Physicists Debate

NEW YORK — Whether you believe our universe is unique or one of many coexisting realities, there's a scientific model that backs up your views. …

How To Use Procrastination To Become More Productive

Are you going to read this later? It’s ok, I have nothing against distractions or procrastination. Neither do our brains.<p>But you won’t do it later. …

Procrastination

There's one crucial number that could ultimately determine whether humans have a chance to live on Mars

"From a science point of view, it's Mars and Mars alone," Chris McKay, who is a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, told Business Insider.<p>"It's our one chance to make another habitable environment."<p>Deep down, McKay is a self-proclaimed terraformer — someone who is actively searching …

Silk Road mastermind gets life in prison for drug, conspiracy crimes

Ross Ulbricht was an Eagle Scout and a popular physics student who made a fateful decision to reinvent himself as the “Dread Pirate Roberts,” a …

UK offshore tax havens at heart of US investigation into World Cup corruption

Fifa,Cayman Islands,Turks and Caicos Islands,British Virgin Islands,Football politics,Banking reform,Banking,Financial sector,Business,US news,World news,Football<p>British Virgin Islands, Caymans and Turks & Caicos feature heavily in justice department indictment of senior football officials<p>British …

Could a 'super-Earth' be even more habitable than our own planet?

It's popular to talk about how wonderful, beautiful and rare a treasure our planet is; I certainly say such things all the time, and many satellite, Instagram and Pinterest photos testify to this truism. But let's be real for a minute, my fellow humans and A.I. beings -- we don't really have …

Universe

Opinion: Space: the final frontier and capitalism’s greatest opportunity

Physicists probe deep space, back and forward through billions of years of exciting cosmic history, light-years across black holes and ancient …

Ice Age

Bill Nye's Solar Sail Shines on With Public Funding

Set for the first test launch on May 20, the LightSail, a citizen-funded project developed by Bill Nye and his team at The Planetary Society, aims to introduce a new, cost-effective and sustainable method of space travel. An idea originally introduced by Carl Sagan, the 32 square meter solar sails …

Note about witchcraft and radiation draws investigation at Colorado Springs bank

A bank safety deposit box that was 11 years past due on rental fees held a message that brought a hazardous materials crew to a Colorado Springs bank …

Photos: Top 10 New Species

It's a big world out there. Scientists estimate that humans have discovered a mere 2 million of the 10 million or so species that roam the planet, …

Zoology

Watch the SpaceX Dragon Leave the Space Station

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Space Exploration

New NSA documents reveal plans to deliver malware through the Google Play store

The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by <i>The Intercept</i>. The documents details a program called IRRITANT HORN, which delivers malware by intercepting web traffic to and from …

Surveillance

Applications of CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome engineering

CRISPR-Cas9 technology<p>The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is developed from type II CRISPR-Cas systems, by which bacteria degrade targeted nucleic acids …

Genetics

5 Steps to Successful Self-Hypnosis

><p>1. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT<p>In this step you need to consider what you want vs. what you don’t want and you need to be able to distinguish between the form …

A promising gene editing method causes ethical controversy

The ability to re-engineer the human genome isn’t new: Scientists have been splicing and editing genes for decades. But promising new methods, like one called CRISPR, are making the technology cheaper and more accurate than ever before.<p>CRISPR is a system bacteria use to fight off infections. It …

Genetics

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. iPhone 6 sales are continuing to smash expectations.</b> UBS is estimating that Q2 sales will be around 51.1 million units, higher than what anyone expected.<p><b>2. Japanese electronics company Sharp announced a $1.68 billion loss and thousands of job cuts.</b> Its television unit has been rapidly losing …

People in Germany are going crazy for gold

Germans are buying gold at a frantic pace.<p>It may be a sign they are worried about the future. People tend to buy gold when they fear economic disaster or a spike in prices.<p>The World Gold Council report released on Thursday said demand for total gold bar and coins spiked by 20% in Germany during the …

Economics

2015 May 15 - Jupiter, Ganymede, Great Red Spot

<b>Jupiter, Ganymede, Great Red Spot</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Damian Peach/SEN<p><b>Explanation:</b> In this sharp snapshot, the Solar System's largest moon …

Why do we sleep?

<b>Sleep is a normal, indeed essential part of our lives. But if you think about it, it is such an odd thing to do.</b><p>At the end of each day we become unconscious and paralysed. Sleep made our ancestors vulnerable to attack from wild animals. So the potential risks of this process, which is universal …